Holly Stoppit

Previous Clients

Holly's CV is, quite frankly, ridiculous. She started teaching at the age of six, in her family's circus, and has been working solidly ever since. If she were to include all of her experience, you'd be sat here for weeks. So here are the edited highlights.

Specially Commissioned Workshops 

Bristol Museum - Clown in Residence

Created and delivered a programme of workshops and performances for Clowns: the Eggshibition. Read all about it here.

Bath Spa University 

Created a Live Comedy Performance module and delivered it for 2nd year drama degree students for two years running. Responding to demand, she created an additional Advanced Comedy Performance module for 3rd years.  Read all about it here.

Bath Fringe Festival  

Co-designed and delivered New Work Works, a street artists development scheme for Bedlam Fair, Bath’s street theatre festival. Read all about it here.

Pontardawe Arts Centre Chrysalis Scheme  

Facilitated artists development during this residency for Welsh theatre makers. 

Ramshacklicious, Atelier 231  

Facilitated ensemble devising workshops for people with schizophrenia, during the creative process of Ramshacklicious' ‘Grime.'  

Winchester Hat Fair 

Facilitated a 5-day street theatre ensemble improvisation summer school for Winchester University Street Arts degree students.  


Created and facilitated a 5-day workshop for European social circus teachers in Clown-o-therapy. 

London Speciality School of Psychiatry Conference

Delivered a seminar on the importance of play in psychiatry

Network of International Circus Exchange (NICE) Conference

Delivered a seminar on exploring connection through play

University of the Highlands

Delivered a seminar on exploring group process through play

Nofit State Circus  

Provided performance skills / devising workshops leading up to the creation of a Community Christmas Cabaret.

Eden Court Theatre

Designed and delivered a site-specific games theatre workshop.

Process Facilitator

Holly has held space for theatre artists to playfully explore themes as varied as feminism, depression, grief, eating disorders, political dissent, child psychology, alter egos, sexuality, isolation, co-dependance, corruption and deceit. 

Emily Souter Jonson Polyester 

China Blue Fish and Deborah Antoinette Queen Cunt

Liz Clarke Cannonballista 

Helen Duff Vanity Bites Back, Come With Me, When The Going Gets Duff, How Deep Is Your Duff

Lucy Harrington Wake Up and Deirdrealize 

Modest Geniuses Dying To Please You

Freckled Mischief Oz 

Bianca Bertalot Cinco Coisas

Tessa Bide The Melody Makers

Eden Court Nobody's Home

Edward Rapley The Self Trilogy - 10 Ways To Die on Stage, The Middle Bit, Who Knows Where 

The Invisible Circus Beyond The Cabaret, Carnyville 2 and 4

Mentor / Creative Consultant

Jenny Drew Untitled Graphic Novel 

Facilitated Jenny to get her book up on its feet and onto the page.

Adam Blake Birth and Death and Here and Now 

5-day fooling workshop and fooling mentoring throughout Adam's devising process.

Broken Dream Co The Act 

Delivering a workshop in physical devising and company mentoring.

Likely Story The Giant Who Had No Heart In His Body, RED 

Fuse lighter- coming in at the start of the process and getting the company playing together.

Mossy Crow Mossy Crow 

Interactive storytelling workshop.

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru Y Storm, Pridd and Fat Club 

Clown consultant.

Acrojou Vessel 

Fuse lighter.

The Fabularium The Town Band of Bremen 

Clown consultant.

Tim Norwood and Charlotte Blackburn Apocalypse of the Mind 

Facilitated the company to create structures to take care of their mental health during their devising process / co-devised a workshop for participants exploring mental health through writing.

Company Development

The Invisible Circus 

Pirates of The Carabina 

Performers Without Borders 

Circus To Borders

Circus To Palestine

Away-day Training


Exeter Business School


Dramatherapy Southwest Conference

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